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Hridayashri

Hridayashri

Hridayashri has been practicing with the San Francisco Buddhist Center sangha since early 2005. She was ordained in early 2013 by Suvarnaprabha, a dear friend who was lost to cancer later that year. Hridayashri has been involved in the center management team since 2006, and involved in supporting and teaching intro classes since 2010.

Currently she has taken on the role of women's mitra convener. Besides her roles in the community she loves to meditate most mornings with others at the center and to go on long retreats. Working as a photographer for the past 20 years, she has recently made a mid life change in careers and is now back at school studying to become a registered dietitian. She enjoys music, dancing, cooking, rock climbing, yoga, backpacking and being in nature. She values the connection and support of traversing the path with other practitioners and is curious about bringing love into the world and working towards undoing bias.